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just in time for the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war, comes a monumental compilation of songs of the Vietnam war published by Bear Family Records. Thirteen CD's and a remarkable illustrated book present an extraordinary multi-dimensional musical reconstruction. Hundreds of songs, many by GIs and Vets, spanning the ideological spectrum and encompassing the full range of popular music genres. Drum beaing songs, protest songs, songs protesting protest by performers famous and unknown. Country Joe McDonald is a prime mover of the project. Check out his website for more details: http://www.countryjoe.com/ This week on the radio: we sample this compilation, highlighting stuff you've never heard along with some you have.
culture of protest thurs 9/16/10 6-7pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org